Man held in fatal shooting is released

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Anne Arundel County police detained - and then released - a 26-year-old Glen Burnie resident in connection with the fatal shooting Friday night of a 28-year-old Severna Park man at an acquaintance's apartment.

Michel Leo Rousseaux, 28, died of multiple gunshot wounds according to the state's medical examiner. His death is under investigation and has been ruled a homicide.

According to police, Rousseaux went to a home in the 8000 block of Crainmont Drive in Glen Burnie. There, Rousseaux became involved in an argument with the home's owner, whom police have not identified. Rousseaux was shot multiple times in the upper torso, police said. Police declined to say who owned the gun.

Police detained and interviewed this man, who was later released, according to authorities.

"The detectives involved have consulted with the state's attorney's office, and they have not pressed charges," said Shawn A. Urbas, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel Police Department. "If charges are appropriate at a later time, they will be placed."

Rousseaux pleaded guilty to drug possession with the intent to distribute in 1998, and as part of his sentence he attended Teen Challenge and Second Genesis, according to court records. Three years later he pleaded guilty to a drug charge, according to the court records.

Rousseaux grew up in Severna Park and was an altar boy at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, according to an obituary posted on the Web site of Barranco & Sons funeral home. He played baseball and basketball in a Greater Severna Park Athletic Association league, and was a swimmer and diver at the Severn River Swim Club.

He attended Severna Park High School until 1994, according to school records.

Most recently, he worked as an independent car wholesaler for several dealerships in the region and enjoyed personal watercrafts and spending time outdoors, according to the obituary.

Photos showing him smiling with friends at the beach and at ski resorts were displayed on boards at his visitation yesterday.

Rousseaux's family was unavailable to comment for this story.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. John the Evangelist hurch, 689 Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.

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